Summer 2013 Civil War Monitor cover

Summer 2013

Vol. 3, No. 2

Badge of Honor: Gettysburg's licensed battlefield guides
Union general Daniel Sickles
Pickett's Charge
Photos of Civil War soldiers who fought at the Battle of Gettysburg
the Gettysburg Address


Badge of Honor
Think getting into Harvard is tough? Try gaining entry into Gettysburg’s elite cadre of licensed battlefield guides.
By Jenny Johnston

Mad Dan
Did Daniel Sickles, the Union’s most notorious general, save the day for the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg? That’s exactly what he wanted you to believe.
By Allen C. Guelzo

Faces of Gettysburg
A selection of images—and stories—of some of the over 160,000 Union and Confederate soldiers who found themselves swept up in the epic engagement.
By Ronald C. Coddington

The Long Roll of Fire
From the war’s outset, the men of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry had never shied away from a fight, shedding blood on the conflict’s grimmest battlefields. At Gettysburg, as Pickett’s Charge roared toward their lines, the Bay Staters would again be called into the breach.
By Patrick Brennan

The Parodox of the Gettysburg Address
Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address is one of the most famous speeches in American history. But how to reconcile the wildly varying remembrances of those who were there to hear it?
By Glenn W. LaFantasie


Editorial: The Big One

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: My Gettysburg
Voices: Talk of the Town
Figures: Gettysburg by the Numbers
Rapid Fire: Expert Takes on Gettysburg
Preservation: An Unfinished Work
Disunion: When Texas Came to Gettysburg
In Focus: Reunion on Little Round Top
Conversation: Director Ron Maxwell

Battlefield Echoes: Gettysburg—The Army’s Living Classroom

Casualties of War: The Dead of Gettysburg

Books & Authors:

Angels of the Lost Cause
               By Thom Bassett

Parting Shot: A Rare Reprieve